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New 'anti-women' citizenship bill that targets single parents sparks anger in Nepal

Dec 24, 2014    

Nepalese single mother Deepti Gurung has spent years trying and failing to register her two teenage daughters as citizens of their country. Although her children were both born in Nepal, the 40-year-old has struggled to secure their legal right to citizenship in the absence of their father, who left when they were small. For now at least the law is on her side.But Nepal's parliament is proposing to bar all single parents from passing on their citizenship to their children in a new national constitution, sparking outrage among rights activists."It is like being a refugee in your own countr...

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